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Factoring market sentiment into the investment outlook for 2022

As we reflect on 2021 and look forward to 2022, investor mood and expectations continue to exert their influence over the markets. 

Supporting clients through the changing property investment landscape

The property sector has suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are also new opportunities and funds that have proved resilient. Property remains an important consideration for a balanced, diversified portfolio.

The challenges facing income investing

It’s been a challenging 18 months for income investors. Dividend payouts were hit hard by COVID-19 lockdowns and market uncertainty.

Where now for the growth vs value debate?

Over recent months we have seen the investing pendulum swing from growth to value, with signs that it may be swinging back again. How do the changing fortunes of these two styles fit with investing our way out of the pandemic?

Market conditions mean challenges for portfolio construction

As nations and economies start to recover from the fall-out of COVID-19, investment professionals must focus on the longer-term and the challenges which lie ahead.

What’s that coming over the hill? Is it inflation?

If the past year hasn’t been unpredictable enough already, the prospect of rising inflation may now pose fresh questions for investor portfolios.

Helping your clients make the most of regular portfolio reviews

In some ways, creating a portfolio that reflects an investor’s appetite for risk, goals and circumstances is the easy part. Maintaining that over the long-term can be much more complex thanks to macro events, changing circumstances and investor behaviours or emotions. Regular reviews are one way you can help clients to keep on the right track.

Embracing the technological revolution

Far-reaching technological developments have opened up investing, attracting a younger market and enabling more investors to go direct. Amid all this change though, financial advice still has a crucial role to play.

Navigating the links between geopolitics and portfolio performance

Navigating the links between geopolitics and portfolio performance

Advisers and investors have long paid close attention to the impacts of geopolitical events on investment markets and portfolios. But such impacts can be complex and even counterintuitive, requiring advisers to both guide investors and calm their nerves.